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Loren Rhoads

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in Flint, Michigan, The United States
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Ray Bradbury, Brian Hodge, Annie Dillard, Angela Carter

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August 2007


Loren Rhoads is author of Unsafe Words, the first full-length collection of her edgy, award-winning stories. She's the co-author of Lost Angels and its brand-new sequel Angelus Rose. She's also editor of Tales for the Camp Fire, which raised money for survivors of 2018's devastating wildfire in Butte County, California.

Loren is also author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel.

Finally, she is the author of the space opera In the Wake of the Templars trilogy: The Dangerous Type, Kill By Numbers, and No More Heroes.

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Loren Rhoads I carry a notebook in my purse and jot things down every spare moment: on the bus, waiting to pick my kid up from summer camp, at the dentist, every c…moreI carry a notebook in my purse and jot things down every spare moment: on the bus, waiting to pick my kid up from summer camp, at the dentist, every chance I get. I write down snatches of conversation I've overheard, stuff I've seen walking around, lists, thoughts on what I've been reading. For me, the trick is to just keep the words moving through. Then, when I need to focus on a project, I don't have to worry about priming the pump. I just let 'er rip.(less)
Loren Rhoads I started writing As Above, So Below because my soon-to-be cowriter Brian Thomas was showing me around Los Angeles -- and he had a thing for Coop's de…moreI started writing As Above, So Below because my soon-to-be cowriter Brian Thomas was showing me around Los Angeles -- and he had a thing for Coop's devil girl stickers. I only meant to write a short story, but Brian jumped in with a second -- then a third -- chapter and the whole thing snowballed from there.(less)
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from As Above, So Below (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:37PM
Description: When the succubus Lorelei sees the angel Azaziel from across the bar, she knows he’s been cast out of Heaven, but is not yet Fallen. She resolves to do whatever it takes to bring the angel down, never guessing where that will lead her.
Cemetery Travel (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: Pointers to my favorite blog posts on Cemetery Travel.
from Wish You Were Here (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: This is a piece I wrote about visiting Venice for the first time.
Cemetery of the Week #18 (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:32PM
Description: Copied from my Cemetery Travel blog, this is the June 1st Cemetery of the Week column. Come by next week to see if your favorite cemetery is featured.
Excerpt from Wish You Were Here (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 08, 2014 02:46PM
Description: The whole article is on Morbid Outlook: http://www.morbidoutlook.com/art/articles/2009_04_greenwood.html
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I read this in the 1980s, soon after it came out. It suffers in comparison to The Bloody Chamber, but that was probably true at the time. No one could compete with Angela Carter. Still, some of Tanith Lee's stories are brilliant, especially her scien ...more
Shiela Crerar, Psychic Investigator by Ella M. Scrymsour
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Focused mostly on Great Britain and Europe, with the US mentioned occasionally, this book provides a survey history of postcards from the first postal stationery to the picture postcard. I wish it had a straight chronology, but the essay-style in whi ...more
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
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I've never had a chance to see the play but the movie is a favorite, so it was fun to finally read the text. Now it's hard for me to sort my memories of Oldman & Roth's performances from the dialog. I found the changes Stoppard made in order to film ...more
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Beautiful, heart-wrenching, and very funny, S. G. Browne's Lost Creatures is the sardonic city-dwelling sibling of Grimm's Fairy Tales. Browne creates deep empathy for his characters, then breaks your heart with the surprising and entirely understand ...more
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This tourist guide to Los Angeles's cathedral is heavily illustrated, focusing on the art created for the new building and providing a quick gloss to the history of Catholicism in the archdiocese. It name-checks all the saints whose relics are buried ...more
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This was fascinating, even though the title is wrong. I expected a book about walking, so I was surprised when the author spent a couple of chapters sailing to the Scottish islands in a very small boat.

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Harkworth Hall made me remember reading the Dark Shadows novelizations when I was a kid. The author describes her novel as Jane Austen meets Lovecraft, which is perfect. This time, innocent Caroline Daniels is drawn into a plot to harness monsters to ...more
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“Curiosity is the single most important attribute with which humans are born. More than a simple desire to discover or know things, curiosity is a powerful tool, like a scalpel or a searchlight. Curiosity changes us. It is also a way to effect change, perhaps even on a global level.”
Loren Rhoads, Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Stories of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox and Unusual from the magazine "Morbid Curiosity"

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“For these beings, fall is ever the normal season, the only weather, there be no choice beyond. Where do they come from? The dust. Where do they go? The grave. Does blood stir their veins? No: the night wind. What ticks in their head? The worm. What speaks from their mouth? The toad. What sees from their eye? The snake. What hears with their ear? The abyss between the stars. They sift the human storm for souls, eat flesh of reason, fill tombs with sinners. They frenzy forth....Such are the autumn people.”
Ray Bradbury

“The wolf is carnivore incarnate and he's as cunning as he is ferocious; once he's had a taste of flesh then nothing else will do.”
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“Curiosity is the single most important attribute with which humans are born. More than a simple desire to discover or know things, curiosity is a powerful tool, like a scalpel or a searchlight. Curiosity changes us. It is also a way to effect change, perhaps even on a global level.”
Loren Rhoads, Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Stories of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox and Unusual from the magazine "Morbid Curiosity"

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
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“What does it mean when nightmares dream of peace? When shadows wish for light?”
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